The Winter Sea (Slains, #1) by Susanna Kearsley

The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)

In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders ...


Details The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)

TitleThe Winter Sea (Slains, #1)
ISBN9780749080976
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 2020
PublisherAllison & Busby
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Cultural, Scotland
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Reviews The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2012-07-09
    The five stars I've given this book reflects the high I'm still coming down from after having finished it. I think I might be in love with Susanna Kearsley. I read The Rose Garden earlier this year, and being a huge fan of time travel, devoured that shit like it was going out of style. Granted, it took me a little while to get into it because I found the pacing in the beginning to be kind of slow, but after getting over that bump in the road, the...
  • L.E. Fidler
    2011-05-18
    i have what can only be described as a love-hate relationship with this book. i found so much of it to feel incredibly stupid and yet i couldn't put it down. explain that one to me!'warning: here there be spoilers. 10 Things I Hate About You:1. the employment of a frame story - i'm pretty sure the conversation with her editor went something like this: sk: it's going to be two books in one! one story will be set in modern day and the other will be...
  • Lisa Kay
    2011-10-26
    Update: 5/17/12 Rosalyn Landor has been nominated for the Audie Awards 2012 “Solo Narration-Female” category for her narration of The Winter Sea.Slains Castle as it was in all its glory...Slains Castle now... (This is a review of the audiobook.) I love to listen to the talented Rosalyn Landor read a book. Her elegant narration is perfect for this lyrical, atmospheric book. Ms. Landor does the accents nicely, especially the Scottish. She does...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2018-10-09
    4+ stars. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:My recent read of Kearsley's Bellewether left me slightly dissatisfied, but I knew (and was assured by historical novel-loving friends) that she was capable of far more engaging storytelling, so I dove into her older duology of Jacobite-era novels, The Winter Sea and The Firebird. Both of these books ― in which Kearsley employs her favored dual-timeline approach with romance subplots, a parano...
  • Emery Lee
    2011-07-23
    8/15/11 - Addendum to original review. I did not rate this book after reading it because I was so upset about the ending, but in retrospect I have to allow that it was one of the best books (and perhaps THE BEST) I have read this year. While I am VERY stingy about 5 star ratings and this is NOT the HEA I would have chosen, I confess that the author's meticulous research, beautiful prose, and riveting parallel storyline has won me over in the end....
  • Judy
    2011-11-13
    Reader beware: This author does not compare to Mary Stewart, Daphne Dumaurier or Diana Gabaldon. I really wish I could have given this book a 2.5. It was better than okay, but not much. I really disliked the plot device of cutting back and forth from the 18th to the 21st century. When the 18th century story started to get interesting, the story would revert to the 21st century. The contemporary part of the story was dull and I didn’t care about...
  • Ira
    2018-04-10
    I’m glad in this ‘self published and write anything you want’ times, there are still author like Ms. Kearsley. This is certainly not a bubble gum book which widely available lately, and you just need to read it once and the story will stay with you forever. The last book I felt this way, was Jennifer Donnelly, The Tea Rose. Yep! This type of book is very rare and that’s why, it made me more appreciate the throughly research work this auth...
  • Sarah
    2018-01-17
    If you knew me at all in person, you’d know that I am a lover of history. Though I am always interested in history of any kind, my particular interests range from ancient Egypt, it’s ties to ancient Rome, and how that all eventually leads to England before it was England, across the sea to the Danes and the Northmen, and back again to England, Scotland and Ireland. What fascinates me most is how the influences of all these great people throug...
  • Hannah
    2010-07-18
    Re-read 2/22/13Just as excellent the second time around.Now to dive into The Firebird :DOriginal ReviewFrom the onset of Susanna Kearsley's, The Winter Sea, fate clearly plays a large part in the destiny of writer Carrie McClelland, as well as the novel she is researching on the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1708. A detour to Slains Castle on the rugged west coast of Scotland solidifies Carrie's desire to move her base of operations there. Af...
  • Carolyn
    2018-06-10
    I am not generally a reader of romances but this is a very well done historical romance that I really enjoyed. The novel is written in two parallel story lines (and romances!), with an author in the current day writing a historical novel about the Jacobite uprising in 1708, so that her main character's voice relates the events leading up to the uprising and the attempt to bring James Stewart to Scotalnd from his exile in France to claim the Scott...